May 21, 2006 6th Sunday of Easter
Weekend Mass Intentions Saturday,May 20 6:00 PM For the parishioners of St.Paul Sunday, May 21
9:30 AM Roger Fortin by John
& Joanne Fraser Saturday,May 27 6:00 PM Robert Levesque 1st Anniversary by his wife Therese Sunday, May 28
9:30 AM Leon & Alexina Therrien by
Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Parish News and Notes
Parish office hours
Our parish office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30
PM. The Pastoral Associate is in most afternoons until 4:00 PM.
If you need to come in the PM please give us a call to make sure
someone is here. Messages can always be left on the answering
Are you registered?
Are you new to our parish? If you
are, please pick up a registration form in the vestibule of the church.
Registration is very important. Just drop it in the basket or
mail it to our office. Thanks! We are always happy to
receive new parishioners. We welcome you and pray you will be
happy here with us.
Please use church envelopes
Envelope users provide the bedrock of our financial
support. Please consider using them. New packets of
envelopes are mailed every three months. If you would like to receive
some but you are not yet on the mailing list, please call Jeannine to
give her your name and address. Thank you!
____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please
add me to the envelope list.
Town ________________,NH Zip ________
Update on Parish Income
Weekend of May 14, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 70% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $133.36)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
Feast of the
Ascension,May 25. 2006.
We will celebrate the Liturgy of the
Feast of Ascension Thursday on the vigil of the day, i.e., Wednesday evening at .Please mark your calendars.There will be a morning Mass on the 25th
in Auburn at .
Relay for Life
The Bourque Family is participating in the
Relay for Life. It’s Sandy Bourque’s five-year anniversary of being
cancer-free.Let’s celebrate by donating
to a great cause, the Amrican Cancer Society Relay for Life!Those interested may donate online at http://www.acsevents.org/nhmanchester
.Just click search and type either
Sarah Bourque or Sandy Bourque.Those
with questions may call 895-0324.Your
donations are greatly appreciated!
St. Paul’s/St. Peter’s CYA Meeting
If you are a young adult between the
ages of 20-39 and are interested in getting involved, please join us at our next
meeting on May 23rd at St.
from 6:30-8:00 pm.For more information
e-mail Christy at Christye@cyanh.org.
Christian Formation News
Grades K – 3
The children entering grades K- 3 this fall will be attending
Lectionary Catechesis as they have been in the past. The program runs from mid-September to mid-May. The last class of the year will be on Sunday, May 14, 2006 Grades 4 – 10+
This year we are initiating a new program for the children in these
grade levels. The classes are held once a month and the program is
geared to the entire family. Parents are asked to attend the sessions as
there is an adult component to the program. Our first class was Sunday, October
16, 2005 from 11am – 1pm. The last class of the school year is May 21, 2006. This class will be held at St. Peter Church at 4:00 PM.
There are a number of church related activities on that day which would
make it difficult if not impossible to hold a double program. We
will have separate session in the fall. Thank you very much
for your understanding.. If you are new to the parish or if you
is just beginning his/her formation, please call the parish office for
registration blank. Confirmation students
will meet one extra time per month. All students from both parishes will meet together in Auburn
for these meetings.
Question of the Week Sixth Sunday of Easter Theme: (The Gift of Love) Reading I: Acts
10: 25-26, 343-35,
44-48 <>(God Shows no Partiality) Reading II: 1 John 4: 7-10 (God is Love) Gospel: John 15:9-17 (Love
Question for Adults:How have I been
challenged to love in a difficult situation? Loving others is rarely an easy thing.There are times however, when the situation
is very challenging.Sometimes the
situation is so difficult that we are tempted to rationalize our way out of
it.What are some of these situations. Very often these challenges appear in tense family
situations.Sometimes certain members of
our family offend us or criticize us and we feel that this was done
unjustly.Then the opportunity presents
itself for us to turn around and prove that we are indeed Christ’s
followers.This means that we need to
forgive the hurtful actions of these family members.I’m sure there are multiple examples of such
situations in your lives. At other times the challenges are presented by neighbors that
we have gone our of our way to help, then they turn around and “show their
gratitude” by offending us.And then
there are situations at work that can really irk us.Sometimes our boss is merciless and
unrelenting, sometimes our co-workers arepetty or jealous.There are so
many examples of times when we can be challenged to love others. When we truly understand the meaning of being a follower of
Christ, we also understand that loving others is not based on how loving and
kind the other person has been to us.Love of others is based on our love for God and this Love is passed on
to others. What are your personal
experiences in this challenging situation?
Question for Children?What can I
do this week to show love to one of my friends? This question is a bit different from the one for
adults.Notice that the children are
asked to be loving to friends.The idea
is to help your children understand that even friends are not perfect.Even friends, like family, will often hurt
us.If we are sincere about our
friendship we must be willing to put a little effort into the challenge.Help your child to think of relevant examples
Congratulations lst Communicants
This year St. Paul Parish is happy to celebrate the Sacrament
of the Eucharist with 30 young boys and girls.Please pray for them as they continue to come closer to Jesus who loves
Our<>First Communicants are:
A Look at Upcoming Events
Easter Renewal Young
Adult Retreat for young adult’s in their 20’s and 30’s with a theme of
“Christ’s Resurrection:Renewing the
Mind, Body, and Soul” The
retreat is taking place Saturday,
May 20, 2006 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at 180 Loudon Rd. in Concord, NH
from to .Their phone # is 224-4393.The
event will consist of a few short talks, ice breakers, and spiritual exercises.Bring your own lunch ( many restaurants close
by) with refreshments available.Confession and Mass to follow the retreat. For more information contact Daniel Horan CYA of NH firstname.lastname@example.org 669-3100 X164.
Called to Servant Leadership
is a Diocesan three year leadership education and formation program
which includes theology courses, formation days, annual retreats, and a
practicum experience. It is intended for catechetical leaders,
youth ministers, RCIA coordinators and others in leadership.
Theology courses will be offered in three locations: St. Anselm
College; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover; and Plymouth
Registration has begun for the fall of 2006.
For the registration packet please send a request in writing to:
Patricia A. Gabree
Exec. Dir. for Education and Formation of the Laity
Diocese of Manchester
PO Box 310
Manchester NH 03105-0310 pgabree@RCBM.org
A few months ago the finance council recommended the implementation of electronic contributions for weekly contributions.
Our Parish is now able to take your offertory donations through Credit or Debit card.
If you wish to make you contribution in this manner, go to our website
home page and make your contribution on line.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember the following
people and intentions in your daily prayers:
Our sick parishioners and
Please pray for the following people: .Charlie Doucette,
Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier,
Roger Auger,Jean Swindler, Roger
Plante, Rita Matten, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah
McGovern, Ethel Thomas, Gordon Gladden and Carol Sheperd.
For peace in the world, especially in Iraq… For those serving in the armed forces...
For families experiencing stress due to financial, emotional or relational problems For our sister parish in Haiti... For vocations to full-time ministry, especially the priesthood, the deaconate, religious life lay ministry... For all victims of current natual disasters world wide...
If you would like to add a person or intention, please let
us know. If people on the sick list are no longer in need of prayers, please
let us know.